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Australia vs India, 1st Test

Narper 2018-12-05 18:13:38 

India (Playing XI):
Murali Vijay, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant(w), Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami

Australia (Playing XI):
Marcus Harris, Aaron Finch, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Travis Head, Tim Paine(w/c), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon

India have won the toss and have opted to bat

Narper 2018-12-05 18:14:03 

" We don't wait to figure out what the condition of the pitch is going to be, we got to read it really early and alter our games accordingly which I think we failed to do in the last tours (SA and Eng). When we have done it we have won games but we will have to do it for longer periods to be able to win series which is our goal. We don't want to be a side that plays exciting cricket one Test match. We want to be a consistent side and for that we need to adapt quicker than we have in the past." - Virat Kohli, India captain.


Narper 2018-12-05 18:14:35 

Did you know?

- The Adelaide Test will be the first one by Australia at home without either Steve Smith or David Warner since the Adelaide Ashes Test in December 2010.

- In the four innings at the Adelaide Oval in Tests, Virat Kohli has hit three hundreds. His scores here read: 116, 22, 115, 141

- Usman Khawaja will be playing his first Test against India. In Tests in Australia since 2013, he has scored 1418 runs at an average of 67.52 including five hundreds in 14 Tests.

Narper 2018-12-05 18:33:03 

India have won the toss and have opted to bat

Narper 2018-12-05 18:37:02 

Virat Kohli -
"We will bat first, looks like a nice hard wicket with a nice covering of grass. Runs on the board will be handy. Evey tour is an opportunity, it's a difficult challenge in Australia. We are looking forward to a challenging series, I love playing here in Adelaide, the wicket is good and the stadium is great. Rohit Sharma will bat at six, he can bat well with tail, has the shots on these kind of wickets"

Narper 2018-12-05 18:38:33 

Tim Paine -
"We would have batted as well, some damp spots and we will look to make the best of that. Nice to start in Adelaide, we will look to do our best. We think 3 pacers and Nathan will do the job, they are pretty fresh and we have a all-round attack. We expect the batsmen to stand-up, we have good players who have done well domestically over the past five-six years

Ridge 2018-12-05 18:57:03 

India has a strong batting line up with Pant at No.7

Ridge 2018-12-05 19:00:56 

Come on Waugh , this is not two evenly matched sides.
Australia is mediocre at the moment.

Narper 2018-12-05 19:02:26 

Rahul and Vijay are at the crease.

Rahul is on strike.

Starc will open the attack

Ridge 2018-12-05 19:07:37 

Vijay averages only 39.9 after 60 tests.
I thought he is much better than that.

openning 2018-12-05 19:09:29 

In reply to Narper

Did you get back ATN?
The series is live
India 3-1

Narper 2018-12-05 19:10:21 

Hazlewood to Rahul, out Caught by Marcus Harris!!

Edged and caught!

Rahul c Finch b Hazlewood 2(cool

Ridge 2018-12-05 19:10:52 

In reply to openning
I am watching it on Willow

Narper 2018-12-05 19:10:56 

Day 1: 1st Session

IND 3/1 (2.0 Ovs) CRR: 1.5

Narper 2018-12-05 19:34:15 

Starc to Vijay, out Caught by Paine!! Edged and caught!

Vijay c Paine b Starc 11(22) [4s-1]

IND 15/2 (7.0 Ovs) CRR: 2.14

Starc 4-1-6-1
Hazlewood 3-0-9-1

Narper 2018-12-05 19:42:07 

Kohli in Adelaide:
Tests: 116, 22, 115, 141
ODIs: 18, 15, 107
T20I: 90*

Narper 2018-12-05 19:44:07 

IND 18/2 (9.0 Ovs) CRR: 2

Kohli 2(8 )
Pujara 3(16)

Narper 2018-12-05 19:51:34 

Pat Cummins to Kohli, out Caught by Khawaja!! Stunning catch from Khawaja and India fall further into the mire. Another batsman falls to the drive and India are three down now. But this is a stupendous catch at gully, full and wide of off, looking to make Kohli drive. He obliged, went with hard hands and the edge flew to the left of Khawaja. It was past him and it was travelling at a rate of knots, the Australian number three flew to his left and came up with a stunner. A catch that could win the match for Australia. Kohli c Khawaja b Pat Cummins 3(16)

Kohli c Khawaja b Pat Cummins 3(16)

Spiderman Khawaja....what a catch !!!

Runs 2018-12-05 19:53:31 

What a catch

Narper 2018-12-05 19:56:01 

IND 21/3 (11.1 Ovs) CRR: 1.88

Rahane 2(3)
Pujara 3(17)

Pat Cummins 1-0-2-1

mental_case 2018-12-05 19:59:41 

See ya Virat

Narper 2018-12-05 20:06:14 

Day 1: 1st Session

IND 25/3 (13.0 Ovs) CRR: 1.92

Rahane 2(9)
Pujara 7(23

Narper 2018-12-05 20:11:51 

Lyon to Rahane, 1 run, just past FSL! A drop indeed. Marcus Harris, the debutant. Rahane shimmed down a touch and had to adjust on the clip off his pads, the ball zipped off the pitch and rushed onto him to smash the splice, it went flying to the left of FSL and all Harris could manage was a fingertip on that. Another day

Narper 2018-12-05 20:19:10 

Lyon to Rahane, SIX, enough of block dance! Rahane uses his feet, gets closer to the pitch of the delivery and clubs Nathan Lyon over mid-wicket. That's a statement and a half from Jinks who's had a bit of history with Lyon (Refer the stat below at the start of this over)

CricketLuva4 2018-12-05 20:35:00 

Rahane gone. Loose shot.

Norm 2018-12-05 20:35:04 

41-4 now. India looking worse than WI. This already looking like an innings defeat for India, inside 3 days.

Narper 2018-12-05 20:39:26 

Hazlewood to Rahane, out Caught by Handscomb!! That's the worst shot of the morning. Even Rahane would agree to that statement. It was full and wide, testing Rahane if he can drive and the Indian vice captain accepted the invitation gleefully; only to send a booming edge to Handscomb (just above his head) at second slip. A classic case of throwing your wicket away. The delivery was miles outside off stump.

Miles Rahane c Handscomb b Hazlewood 13(31) [6s-1]

Narper 2018-12-05 20:45:36 

Day 1: 1st Session

IND 42/4 (23.0 Ovs) CRR: 1.83

Pujara 11(53)
Rohit 1(8 )

Hazlewood 8-1-17-2

Narper 2018-12-05 20:48:18 

Lyon to Rohit, FOUR, pierces the gap this time. Was nowhere near the pitch of the delivery, but there's enough width for Rohit to free his arms and lash the drive in the gap between cover and extra cove

Narper 2018-12-05 20:57:48 

Pat Cummins to Rohit, SIX, HITMAN MODE! A pacy bumper on the stumps, Rohit nails the pull off the front foot, straight into the deep square stands

Narper 2018-12-05 21:06:00 

Day 1: Lunch Break

IND 56/4 (27.0 Ovs) CRR: 2.07

Pujara 11(62)
Rohit 15(23)

Starc 7-2-8-1
Pat Cummins 6-2-12-1
Lyon 6-1-18-0
Hazlewood 8-1-17-2

Narper 2018-12-05 22:06:34 

IND 65/4 (33.0 Ovs) CRR: 1.97

CricketLuva4 2018-12-05 22:26:00 

Rohit plays another dunce shot. Like all of his colleagues.

Narper 2018-12-05 22:26:13 

Lyon to Rohit, SIX, risky from Rohit but he survives! Tries to unsettle Lyon with a slog sweep and didn't quite connect it that well. Harris at deep square was interested for a while and did grab it but the momentum took him past the ropes. He tried hard to parry it back into play but the foot just touched before he could throw it back in

Lyon to Rohit, out Caught by Marcus Harris!! Brain fade as usual from Rohit! How many times have we seen him do this in Test cricket? Gets a start, gets set and then throws away his wicket with an outrageous shot. Wanted to unsettle Lyon, that's alright but surely, there was a better option available. Uses his feet and then tries to slog sweep this over deep square leg. Always a gamble with the ball turning a bit and he gets a top edge that goes way up. Harris has no trouble this time in pouching this skier. What an absolute waste of a wicket! Credit to Lyon though, he's induced this with some terrific bowling.

Rohit c Marcus Harris b Lyon 37(61) [4s-2 6s-3]

anandgb 2018-12-05 22:40:11 

In reply to Narper

India batting like WI

jacksparrow 2018-12-05 23:12:26 

I am not a fan of India but if Kohli or any other prolific batsman fails why is there so much glee? Give the people the credit they deserve, ie Kohli damn good.
By the way, if India can't take advantage of the Aussies low point, they missing something

Khaga 2018-12-05 23:46:32 

In reply to anandgb

You lost to Bangladesh by an innings..hush!!

anandgb 2018-12-05 23:48:53 

In reply to Khaga

lol lol lol lol

Norm 2018-12-06 01:25:50 

Very good leg cutter to dismiss Ashwin, who batted quite well. He got a bit carried away with the 4 he hit the previous ball, and was not committed to either defense or attack.

190-7 in 74 overs.

Khaga 2018-12-06 02:15:58 

In reply to Norm

You are slower than Pujara..

Norm 2018-12-06 02:33:03 

Outstanding innings by Pujara! Brought India right back into the game. Shows the value of someone sticking it out, and of smallish but decent partnerships.

On the other hand, Starc and Hazelwood wasted the new ball for the most part.


Norm 2018-12-06 02:34:55 

In reply to Khaga

Was not by computer for most of the day's play.

Narper 2018-12-06 08:05:18 

Hazlewood to Pujara, out Pujara Run Out!! Sensational from Pat Cummins. He has one stump to aim at from short midwicket, which Pujara factors in as he decides to risk the single. This is a length ball that Pujara works into the on-side and is desperate to retain strike. What follows is pure brilliance. Cummins moves to his right, picks it up one-handed and hits the bulls-eye while falling to the ground. Pujara is a yard short. To produce such an effort so late in the day, wow!

Pujara run out (Pat Cummins) 123(246) [4s-7 6s-2]

Narper 2018-12-06 08:05:46 

Day 1: Stumps

IND 250/9 (87.5 Ovs) CRR: 2.85

MA Starc 19 4 63 2 3.31
JR Hazlewood 19.5 3 52 2 2.62
PJ Cummins 19 3 49 2 2.57
NM Lyon 28 2 83 2 2.96
TM Head 2 1 2 0 1.00

Narper 2018-12-06 19:05:21 

Day 2: Innings Break

IND 250-all out (88.0 Ovs) CRR: 2.84

Hazlewood 20-3-52-3

Narper 2018-12-06 19:12:29 

Finch and Marcus Harris are at the crease.

Finch is on strike.

Ishant will open the attack

Narper 2018-12-06 19:13:26 

Ishant to Finch, out Bowled!! Sensational from Ishant, but that is a terrible shot from Finch, can't be playing those ambitious drives so early into the innings. India drove to their doom yesterday, Finch follows suit today. Pitched up and nipping back into the right-hander, Finch got a good stride forward on the drive, doesn't cover for the line, gets an inside edge and the off and leg-stumps are sent cart-wheeling. Ishant loved the sight, so did the Indians. Kohli is pumped as he is always.

Finch b Ishant 0(3)

Narper 2018-12-06 19:26:59 

Day 2:

AUS 7/1 (3.0 Ovs) CRR: 2.33

Narper 2018-12-06 20:24:05 

AUS 36/1 (16.0 Ovs) CRR: 2.25

Khawaja 17(52)
Marcus Harris 17(42

Narper 2018-12-06 20:45:30 

Ashwin to Marcus Harris, out Caught by Vijay!! Soft dismissal! India will take it though as these two were steadily building a partnership. The drifter from Ashwin, very full and Harris was probably late on this one. Pushes at it and gets a fat inside edge onto the pads, lobs straight to silly point where Vijay takes it comfortably. Timely breakthrough for the Indians who were just about starting to get restless.

Marcus Harris c Vijay b Ashwin 26(57) [4s-3]

Narper 2018-12-06 20:47:41 

Day 2: 1st Session

AUS 45/2 (22.0 Ovs) CRR: 2.05

Shaun Marsh 0(5)
Khawaja 17(6cool

Ashwin 6-1-13-1

Narper 2018-12-06 21:09:39 

Day 2: Lunch Break

AUS 57/2 (27.0 Ovs) CRR: 2.11

Australia trail by 193 runs

Khawaja 21(86)
Shaun Marsh 1(17

Narper 2018-12-06 21:48:45 

Ashwin to Shaun Marsh, out Bowled!! Terrible shot and Marsh is outta here! There were many outrageous shots by the Indians yesterday and this one would match them for sure. Ashwin has a wry smile, he knows this is a gift. Was a floated half-volley outside off, width on offer and that tempted Marsh who went for a real expansive drive. Not a wise shot to play early on, with this track playing slow and all he managed was an inside edge that trickled back onto the stumps. India have begun with a bang.

Shaun Marsh b Ashwin 2(19)

Narper 2018-12-06 21:53:56 

STAT: Shaun Marsh since his last Test 100:

40 33 24 1 26 0 16 7 7 0 3 4 2

163 runs in 13 inngs at 12.53

shivnotout 2018-12-06 22:21:46 

In reply to Narper

163 runs in 13 inngs at 12.53

is he ah west indian? cause he still in de team lol

anandgb 2018-12-06 22:28:52 

In reply to Narper

lol lol lol

Narper 2018-12-06 22:37:06 

In reply to anandgb

Ashwin to Khawaja, out Caught by Pant!! Ripper from Ashwin! With the kind of form and patience Khawaja was showing, it needed something special to get him out and that's exactly what India's off spinner has produced. Slowed this down considerably and got the off break to kick up off the pitch, Khawaja wasn't entirely forward to it and ended up getting a faint bit of glove on it. Pant instantly knew it and so did the Indians but it took a DRS to convince Dharmasena

. Khawaja c Pant b Ashwin 28(125) [4s-1]

anandgb 2018-12-06 22:40:08 

In reply to Narper

good bowling from Ashwin

shivnotout 2018-12-06 23:52:04 

In reply to anandgb

Last 10 overs: 20 runs,

AUS 117/4 (55.0 Ovs)

tea up

or draw up

Narper 2018-12-07 06:28:49 

Day 2: Stumps

AUS 191/7 (88.0 Ovs) CRR: 2.17

Head 61(149)
Starc 8(17)

Australia trail by 59 runs

I Sharma 15 6 31 2 2.06
JJ Bumrah 20 9 34 2 1.70
Mohammed Shami 16 6 51 0 3.18
R Ashwin 33 9 50 3 1.51
M Vijay 4 1 10 0 2.50

Runs 2018-12-07 06:29:23 

Ponting on batting talent in Australia

"It's pretty hard to accept that we have 10-15 batsmen in Australian first-class cricket and only a couple of them average over 40. That's unacceptable as far I'm concerned.

Narper 2018-12-07 06:32:23 

India faced almost the same number of deliveries on day one and they scored 59 more than the home side; lost a couple of more wickets of course. This day will go down in the history books for one of Australia's slowest batting displays in the 21st century, and make no mistake, Indian bowlers were terrific from scratch


Norm 2018-12-07 06:56:44 

In reply to Runs

only a couple of them average over 40.

The Aussies are fighters, nevertheless. Head batted really well, against really good bowling from India. Ashwin got the best results on Day 2, but Bumrah must have been the main threat. An unusual vertical stiff-arm action, he bowls at 140+, and gets the ball to seam viciously from outside off, into right-handers. His leg-cutter moves far less horizontally, but his very quick arm action requires super quick reaction from the batsman.

Very intriguing match, with both teams exceeding my expectations.

Narper 2018-12-07 18:59:50 

Day 3

10:20 AM Local Time: We have live visuals and it is still raining. It's not that sort of rain which threatens to washout a day's play, but we will have to wait until it stops completely.

Narper 2018-12-07 19:42:45 

11:05 AM Local Time:
All the covers have been removed. It's still cloudy and we might have a shower or two on the anvil, but think we are good to go for a 11:15 start. As of now, we haven't lost any time with lunch being delayed by 45 minutes.

Narper 2018-12-07 19:56:30 

Day 3: 1st Session

AUS 197/7 (90.0 Ovs) CRR: 2.19
Australia trail by 53 runs

Narper 2018-12-07 20:03:51 

Bumrah to Starc, out Caught by Pant!! Edged and caught!

Starc c Pant b Bumrah 15(34) [4s-1]

AUS 204/8 (91.4 Ovs) CRR: 2.23


jelfew 2018-12-07 20:49:32 

Finch continues to fail for the Ausies. When are they going to drop him?
confused confused

Narper 2018-12-07 21:58:53 

Day 3: Lunch Break

IND 250

AUS 235-all out (98.4 Ovs) CRR: 2.38

Australia trail by 15 runs

Narper 2018-12-07 22:00:45 

I Sharma 20 6 47 2 2.35
JJ Bumrah 24 9 47 3 1.95
Mohammed Shami 16.4 6 58 2 3.48
R Ashwin 34 9 57 3 1.67 M Vijay 4 1 10 0

Norm 2018-12-08 00:03:52 

India 56-0, has taken control of the match.

Narper 2018-12-08 08:56:46 

Day 3: Stumps

IND 151/3 (61.0 Ovs) CRR: 2.48

Pujara 40(127)
Rahane 1(15)

Lokesh Rahul c Paine b Hazlewood 44
Murali Vijay c Handscomb b Starc 18
Virat Kohli (c) c Finch b Lyon 34

India lead by 166 runs

Narper 2018-12-08 19:04:05 

Day 4: 1st Session

IND 171/3 (69.0 Ovs) CRR: 2.48

Pujara 51(147)
Rahane 10(43

India lead by 186 runs

Narper 2018-12-08 19:35:57 

50+ in both innings of a Test for Pujara:
52 & 82* v Aus, Delhi, 2013
62 & 78 v NZ, Kanpur, 2016
83 & 54* v Ban, Hyderabad, 2017
123 & 50* v Aus, Adelaide, 2018

Norm 2018-12-08 20:20:54 

Pujara on the way to a well deserved second century in the match, and India pretty much bave this in the bag, after a terrible start on Day 1.

Narper 2018-12-08 20:29:12 

Lyon to Pujara, out Caught by Finch!! Lyon has his man! It's been a fascinating duel between the two, very compelling to watch and eventually, it's the Aussie off spinner who has the last laugh. Not before Pujara has played another gem of a knock

Pujara c Finch b Lyon 71(204) [4s-9]

Narper 2018-12-08 20:30:47 

Day 4: 1st Session

IND 234/4 (88.0 Ovs) CRR: 2.66

Rahane 42*(100)

India lead by 249 runs

Narper 2018-12-08 20:39:12 

Lyon to Rahane, FOUR, terrific shot! Was floated up by Lyon and Rahane came down the track once again, got to the pitch and hoisted it over mid-wicket. There is a fairly good gap between the two deep fielders on the leg-side and he found it perfectly. Not an easy shot with all those footmarks and three close-in catchers

This bhai can really bat

Narper 2018-12-08 20:41:38 

Hazlewood to Rahane, FOUR, 50 for Rahane! Superb innings under pressure, both personally and from the team's POV. Gets to the milestone with another cracking shot. Rocks back to the short ball and nails the pull, placed it well to the left of deep square leg who had no chance to cut it off. Welcome return to form for the Indian vice-captain, has looked close to his best in this knock

Rahane 53(111

Narper 2018-12-08 20:45:13 

91.2 Lyon to Rohit, out Caught by Handscomb!! Excellent catch by Handscomb! Never easy, these close-in catches and more so at silly point. Rohit was on the move but got undone by the turn and bounce on the off break. Struck the pad and took a tiny chunk of the blade before flying towards PH who reacted excellently to take a diving catch to his right. After a largely insipid session, Australia have been given something to cheer about

Rohit c Handscomb b Lyon 1(6)

Narper 2018-12-08 21:20:15 

Day 4: Lunch Break

IND 260/5 (95.0 Ovs) CRR: 2.74

Rahane 57(127)
Pant 10(9

India lead by 275 runs

Narper 2018-12-08 21:46:03 

Lyon to Pant, SIX, massive, sensational hitting from Pant, 18 came from the over, nicely tossed up around off, Pant bends down low and plays the slog-sweep, way over the boundary at mid-wicket, it was the short boundary, but it was an enormous hit
Lyon to Pant, FOUR, hat-trick of boundaries, Pant runs down the track, gets close to the ball and lifts it high and over mid-on, Cummins was wide at wide long-on, gets across but can't prevent the boundary
Lyon to Pant, FOUR, back-to-back boundaries for Pant, this wasn't off the middle of the bat, but has the power to beat the fielder, came down the track, doesn't get close to the ball and drags it off the inner half, past mid-wicket and into the ropes
Lyon to Pant, FOUR, lovely shot, good use of the feet from Pant, comes down the track, gets close to the ball and whips it against the turn couple of bounces and over the ropes at deep mid-wicket

Narper 2018-12-08 21:49:13 

Starc to Rahane, FOUR, cracking shot, a long half-volley from Starc, full and wide of off, Rahane leans into the drive and places it into the gap past cover-point, no need to run for those

Narper 2018-12-08 21:52:54 

Lyon to Pant, out Caught by Finch!! Lyon has the last laugh though, Pant is out after a small cameo. The bait was put at the batsman and Pant fell right into it. Came down the track, allows Lyon to toss it wider of off, Pant was looking to go inside out over cover, doesn't cover for the turn and ends up holing out to Finch at sweeper cover - shades of his second innings dismissal in Southampton.

Pant c Finch b Lyon 28(16) [4s-4 6s-1]

Narper 2018-12-08 21:55:46 

Day 4: 2nd Session

IND 285/6 (98.0 Ovs) CRR: 2.91

Ashwin 3(5)
Rahane 61(133

India lead by 300 runs

Narper 2018-12-08 22:15:14 

Starc to Ashwin, out Caught by Marcus Harris!! Oh dear! Another soft dismissal and India aren't making the advantage count. Banged in short and at the stumps, Ashwin swivelled across on the pull, doesn't get on top of the bounce, as a result - the top-edge is found and it's straight down the throat of Harris at deep square leg. Rahane is being left stranded, India's lead is 318.

Ashwin c Marcus Harris b Starc 5(1cool

Narper 2018-12-08 22:23:07 

Lyon to Rahane, out Caught by Starc!! Five wickets for Lyon and India are falling like nine pins! Rahane went for the reverse sweep, stroked it pretty well, but couldn't keep it down and found Starc at backward point. Reward for perseverence, he's toiled hard, kept a lid on the scoring and is now reaping the rewards. Perhaps saw the attempted shot from the batsman and drifted it full, no way Rahane could have kept it down.

Rahane c Starc b Lyon 70(147) [4s-7]

Lyon to Shami, out Caught by Marcus Harris!! Oh dear! This is baffling cricket from India, have they thought they have enough on the board? Senseless cricket once again, first-ball and Shami has his dancing shoes on, comes down the track, doesn't get anywhere close to the ball, still went through with the swipe and found deep mid-wicket to perfection. Lyon is on a hat-trick now.

Shami c Marcus Harris b Lyon 0(1)

Narper 2018-12-08 22:37:19 

Starc to Ishant, out Caught by Finch!! That's the end of India's second innings, they have been bowled out for 307. A well directed short ball and Ishant couldn't have done much about it, tried desperately to fend it away, off the splice of the bat and the ball lobbed to Finch at FSL. Quick end to India's innings after the lunch break.

Ishant c Finch b Starc 0(15)

Narper 2018-12-08 22:38:18 

Day 4: Innings Break

AUS 235

IND 250, 307-all out (106.5 Ovs) CRR: 2.87

AUS need by 323 runs to win

Norm 2018-12-08 22:43:14 

India must be the favorites here. Getting 323 in the 4th innings will be no easy task against Bumrah and Ashwin, with Shami and Ishant supporting.

Narper 2018-12-08 23:10:13 

AUS 7/0 (5.0 Ovs) CRR: 1.4

Narper 2018-12-08 23:39:46 

Ashwin to Finch, out Caught by Pant!! Pops up to short leg and it's given by the umpire. Finch's reaction is a little puzzling. He walks up to his partner, consults with him briefly and then walks off. Surely he knows whether he's hit it? Lovely flight and dip on this off-break from Ashwin as he lands it close to the footmarks outside off. He drew Finch forward, got him committed and then extracted a good deal of turn and bounce. From the replays, it's hard to say with any certainty if it brushed the glove. But Finch was happy to walk off. India have their breakthrough, and it'll also be tea.

Finch c Pant b Ashwin 11(35) [4s-1]

Finch c Pant b Ashwin 11(35) [4s-1]

Day 4: Tea Break

AUS 28/1 (12.0 Ovs) CRR: 2.33

Norm 2018-12-08 23:42:59 

Review shows Finch did not edge the ball and it probably did not touch his glove. He should have reviewed that.

Norm 2018-12-09 00:21:08 

Beautiful bowling by Shami. Excellent off stump channel bowling pays off as Harris nibbles and is caught behind!

44-2 in 16.1 overs.

jelfew 2018-12-09 00:58:52 

Finch is really in the dung heap. Started out sooo good but now struggling so badly.

mikesiva 2018-12-09 06:49:42 

In reply to Norm

This Adelaide pitch is not a typical Australian pitch. Australia are there for the taking.

Narper 2018-12-09 10:18:16 

Day 4: Stumps

AUS 104/4 (49.0 Ovs) CRR: 2.12

Australia need 219 runs

Head 11(37)
Shaun Marsh 31(92

I Sharma 8 3 19 0 2.37
JJ Bumrah 11 5 17 0 1.54
R Ashwin 19 4 44 2 2.31
Mohammed Shami 9 3 15 2 1.66
M Vijay 2 0 7 0 3.50

shivnotout 2018-12-09 16:37:50 

In reply to mikesiva

This Adelaide pitch is not a typical Australian pitch

more like ah indian pitch? lol

shivnotout 2018-12-09 18:18:29 

In reply to Narper

Big day for Ravichandran Ashwin who is expected to be the big threat today. Yes, there aren't too many marks outside the left hander's off stump for him to work with but he doesn't need those to trouble southpaws, does he? For all the overseas criticism that he has got over the years, this is a shot at redemption.

shivnotout 2018-12-09 18:55:19 

112/4 (55.2 Ovs)

Day 5: 1st Session - Australia need 211 runs

Narper 2018-12-09 19:09:47 

Ishant to Head, out Caught by Rahane!! That's a beauty by Ishant! Gets Australia's first innings top scorer with a snorter. Bangs it short and surprises the batsman. Head had no clue about the ball as he looked to fend it away and was in no position whatsoever. The ball hits the splice of his willow and lobs towards gully where Rahane takes it with ease. Just the wicket India were looking for and it's their most experienced pacer who has given them the breakthrough. Can hear a few drums playing in the background as the fans in the Indian contingent are delighted.

Head c Rahane b Ishant 14(62) [4s-1]

Narper 2018-12-09 19:16:43 

Day 5: 1st Session

AUS 124/5 (60.0 Ovs) CRR: 2.07

Australia need 199 runs

Paine 4(9)
Shaun Marsh 41(125

Narper 2018-12-09 19:49:29 

Day 5: 1st Session

AUS 150/5 (68.0 Ovs) CRR: 2.21

Australia need 173 runs

Shaun Marsh 57(151)
Paine 13(31

Narper 2018-12-09 20:10:12 

Bumrah to Shaun Marsh, out Caught by Pant!! That's a massive strike by Bumrah! Body blow for Australia as the well-set Marsh has to go. Lovely delivery this, just short of that fuller length with the inward angle, pacy and just straightened a tad as well. Marsh was lured into playing at it and took the faintest of edges through to Pant. The Indians knew it straightaway and up went the umpire's finger.

Shaun Marsh c Pant b Bumrah 60(166) [4s-5]

Narper 2018-12-09 20:11:04 

Day 5: 1st Session

AUS 156/6 (72.1 Ovs) CRR: 2.16

Australia need 167 runs

Narper 2018-12-09 20:22:37 

Ashwin to Pat Cummins, no run, lovely delivery but that's a review wasted! Lovely off break that turns sharply, Cummins went for the drive and got beaten on the inside edge. Rahane was excited but generally there wasn't much of an appeal. Yet, VK tries the DRS and is proven horribly wrong. Nothing on Snicko and HotSpot
India review. Ashwin wasn't that confident but first slip was. That prompts Kohli for the DRS. Nothing on HotSpot and Snicko. Review wasted.

Ashwin to Pat Cummins, no run, good review!

Australia review. Cummins has been given out bat-pad. Is there anything on HotSpot? Nope. Doesn't seem to be anything on Snicko either though there is slight murmur. Remember, the third umpire needs conclusive evidence to overturn the call. Okay, the third umpire feels there's absolutely nothing and the on-field call is reversed.

Australia review. Cummins has been given out bat-pad. Is there anything on HotSpot? Nope. Doesn't seem to be anything on Snicko either though there is slight murmur. Remember, the third umpire needs conclusive evidence to overturn the call. Okay, the third umpire feels there's absolutely nothing and the on-field call is reversed.

shivnotout 2018-12-09 20:59:18 

AUS 235, 186/6 (82.2 Ovs)

Day 5: 1st Session - Australia need 137 runs

Narper 2018-12-09 21:02:29 

Ishant to Pat Cummins, no run, stifled LBW appeal! The impact was perhaps slightly outside the line. Also might have been a faint inside edge. Lovely indipper from Ishant and Cummins was pinned on the front pad. The slight forward stride saved him there. Lunch!

Narper 2018-12-09 21:03:40 

Day 5: Lunch Break

AUS 186/6 (83.0 Ovs) CRR: 2.24

Pat Cummins 5(38 )
Paine 40(68 )

Australia need 137 runs

Narper 2018-12-09 21:04:30 

In reply to shivnotout

This is going down to the wire

Ozzies fighting and getting closer

Kohli is getting jittery

shivnotout 2018-12-09 21:22:37 

In reply to Narper

Kohli is getting jittery

india gave away 82 runs 1st session.that is too much

Narper 2018-12-09 21:46:16 

Bumrah to Paine, out Caught by Pant!! Oh dear! That's a very soft dismissal for Paine, he fought hard and has thrown his wicket away. 10th catch of the match for Pant, he equals the Indian record for most dismissals in a game - along with Saha. Coming to the ball, it was short and just outside off, Paine was rocking back on the pull, gets hurried for pace and all he managed was a top-edge. Pant called for the catch, ran across to his left and held on to the skier. Is it the game for India?

Paine c Pant b Bumrah 41(73) [4s-4]

Narper 2018-12-09 21:47:08 

Day 5: 2nd Session

AUS 187/7 (84.2 Ovs) CRR: 2.22

- Australia need 136 runs

Narper 2018-12-09 21:50:09 

Most dismissals by WK in a Test:
11 J Russell v SA, Joburg, 1995
11 AB de Villiers v Pak, Joburg, 2013
10 Bob Taylor v Mumbai WS, 1980
10 A Gilchrist v NZ, Hamilton, 2000
10 W Saha v SA, Cape Town, 2018
10 R PANT v Aus, Adelaide, 2018 *

Narper 2018-12-09 22:17:06 

AUS 208/7 (91.0 Ovs) CRR: 2.29

Pat Cummins 10(66)
Starc 15(21)

Australia need 115 runs

Partnership: 21(45)

Narper 2018-12-09 22:36:32 

Shami to Starc, FOUR, cracking shot, the shot of the day? This was full and wide of off, Starc gets a big stride forward and drills it through extra-cover, no one moved

Narper 2018-12-09 22:37:27 

- Australia need 101 runs

Only once before a team scored 100+ for the last three wickets in a successful 4th innings run chase - 131 by Pak vs Aus, Karachi, 1994 (184/7 - 315/9)

Narper 2018-12-09 22:41:19 

AUS 224/7 (98.0 Ovs) CRR: 2.29

Partnership: 37(83)

Pat Cummins 16(86)
Starc 25(37)

Narper 2018-12-09 22:53:08 

Shami to Starc, out Caught by Pant!! Starc looks skywards as soon as he edges this, and surely this should be the game for India. Length ball wide of off, he throws his hands at it looking to flash it through the covers, only to feather it through. Credit to India for not losing the plot in the face of a frustrating partnership

Starc c Pant b Shami 28(44) [4s-2]

Norm 2018-12-09 22:55:59 

What determination is being shown by Australia. India, on the other hand, is showing that this team is probably their best ever.

Narper 2018-12-09 22:56:44 

Ashwin to Pat Cummins, no run, put down by Rahul at short leg! Sharp chance this, flew off the inside bat shoulder. Some extra turn and bounce for Ashwin with this one, got it to jump on Cummins's forward defence. It went quickly to Rahul's right and he stuck his hand out but couldn't hold on. Ashwin on his haunches

Narper 2018-12-09 22:59:20 

Most dismissals by a wicket-keeper in a Test:
11 J Russell v SA, Joburg, 1995
11 AB de Villiers v Pak, Joburg, 2013
11 R PANT v Aus, Adelaide, 2018 *

shivnotout 2018-12-09 23:00:45 

In reply to Narper

you know de difference so far, is india last 5 batsmen only score 95 runs in both innings.

aus last 5 batsmen score 140 and still counting, with 2 wks to go wink

Narper 2018-12-09 23:10:45 

Bumrah to Lyon, 1 run, Pant is wrong-footed, which was so often saw in England too. He initially moves to his left, then has to dive to the right as the outside edge is found but drops it.

Narper 2018-12-09 23:13:12 

Day 5: 2nd Session

AUS 247/8 (106.0 Ovs) CRR: 2.33

Australia need 76 runs

Narper 2018-12-09 23:14:27 

In reply to shivnotout

Ashwin 46-12-85-2

Narper 2018-12-09 23:15:19 

Bumrah to Lyon, FOUR, square of the wicket

Narper 2018-12-09 23:18:12 

Australia need 69 runs

Norm 2018-12-09 23:19:25 

Who would have thought that this match would have gone this far?

anandgb 2018-12-09 23:19:48 

In reply to Narper

This is really a good fight from the Ozzie tail

shivnotout 2018-12-09 23:23:05 

In reply to anandgb

This is really a good fight from the Ozzie tail

runs leaking.1st session 82 runs 2nd session 70 and counting lol

anandgb 2018-12-09 23:24:29 

In reply to shivnotout

Good fight

Norm 2018-12-09 23:24:42 

Well played, Cummins. And well caught by Kohli.

Narper 2018-12-09 23:26:15 

Bumrah to Pat Cummins, out Caught by Kohli!! It's Bumrah, it's Kohli, and India are nearly there. The Indian contingent in the crowd erupts. Oh Pat Cummins, after all the hardwork, he's played a loose shot away from the body. Back of a length outside off, there's no conviction from Cummins as he looks to cut. It bounces on him, takes the outside edge and carries at a comfortable height to Kohli who throws the ball away in anger.

Pat Cummins c Kohli b Bumrah 28(121) [4s-3]

shivnotout 2018-12-09 23:26:37 

In reply to anandgb

Bumrahhhhhhhhhhhh lol

Narper 2018-12-09 23:26:57 

Day 5: 2nd Session

AUS 259/9 (108.5 Ovs) CRR: 2.38

- Australia need 64 runs

Norm 2018-12-09 23:30:51 

Lyon batting like a badman! Leaves Hazelwood with 4 to face from Bumrah tho.

Narper 2018-12-09 23:31:53 

Bumrah to Lyon, FOUR, Lyon putting on an exhibition. He's raced to 25 off 24, and the majority of it hasn't been off iffy shots. Short of length on off, he thumps this pull well in front of square

Narper 2018-12-09 23:32:16 

Australia need 57 runs

runout 2018-12-09 23:34:33 

In reply to Narper

Ash-win not penetrating.

Norm 2018-12-09 23:35:08 

Every run being cheered! Lyon leaves Hazelwood to a full over from Bumrah now. No, it's Ishant.

Hazelwood blocking, but retreating a bit to square leg while doing so.

Khaga 2018-12-09 23:37:39 

In reply to runout

BumRah is..

runout 2018-12-09 23:40:38 

In reply to Khaga

Its Ishant in the attack.

runout 2018-12-09 23:41:49 

They need Jadeja in this side.

Narper 2018-12-09 23:45:29 


time to give ashwin a rest

runout 2018-12-09 23:45:54 

Team India needs to work out how to deal with the wagging tail.

Narper 2018-12-09 23:45:59 

In reply to runout

Ishant to Lyon, 1 run, huge cheers as Jadeja dives across to stop this at cover. He's on for Rohit. And now he has the crowd chanting his name. Length ball outside off, driven on the up by Lyon

Narper 2018-12-09 23:46:48 

Australia need 53 runs

Norm 2018-12-09 23:51:29 

Darn. Hazelwood cuts Ishant past gully with some confidence and jockeys the over.

Hazelwood getting confident and ambitious now. Turns Ashwin to square leg for 2!

Narper 2018-12-09 23:52:30 

Partnership: 15(40)

shivnotout 2018-12-09 23:54:40 

In reply to Narper

when 25 runs remain Kohli gonna push de panic button lol

Narper 2018-12-09 23:55:24 

Australia need 47 runs

Norm 2018-12-09 23:56:38 

What a batsman Lyon has become!

Norm 2018-12-09 23:58:36 

No ball call as India thinks of appealing for lbw against Lyon! Comms: "Are you allowed to review a no ball?"

Narper 2018-12-09 23:59:34 

Ishant to Lyon, no ball, this would've been dead in front had it not been for the no-ball. Kohli just looks away from Ishant who stares into the distance while motionless on the pitch. Full ball on middle, Lyon plays right across the line of it, missing it altogether. Okay, ball-tracking suggests it wasn't all that plumb. Was only just kissing leg

Narper 2018-12-10 00:00:04 

Ishant to Lyon, FOUR, now a thick edge flies away through gully and into the third man boundary. Tension building again for India? Maybe just a smidge. Length ball outside off, Lyon flashes and flashes hard

Narper 2018-12-10 00:00:51 

Day 5: 2nd Session

AUS 283/9 (117.0 Ovs) CRR: 2.42

Australia need 40 runs

Lyon 36(44)
Hazlewood 7(29

Norm 2018-12-10 00:00:54 

Review showed that it would have barely hit leg. So, umpire's call (he never called it, because he called "No ball" instead).

Every Hazelwood forward defense gets loud applause!

Narper 2018-12-10 00:01:51 

Partnership: 24(55)

Norm 2018-12-10 00:03:22 

Bumrah back. Lyon takes a single to covers off the 2nd ball. Forward short leg brought in for Hazelwood. WI cappos watching this?

Hazelwood uppercuts Bumrah past 3rd man for 4!!!!

Narper 2018-12-10 00:08:10 

Bumrah to Hazlewood, FOUR, ho-ho-ho-ho! How's that for a shot from Hazlewood. Short ball angling away, he arches underneath and ramps it over the slips. A bit more cheer in that Australian dressing room. This is getting tense

Narper 2018-12-10 00:08:30 

Australia need 32 runs

Norm 2018-12-10 00:09:36 

Two slips and a silly mid off for Hazelwood, as he faces what might be the last over before Tea, from Ashwin. Edged, and caught at 2nd slip!!!!

India win.

Narper 2018-12-10 00:11:22 

Ashwin to Hazlewood, out Caught by Rahul!! 33.4 overs without reward today, Ashwin has come and come, and now he's produced the killer blow. The emotions on the field are unlike anything else. What a teaser this ball was, something that Hazlewood just couldn't resist. Thrown up in the air for the drive, he takes the bait and then gets floored by the turn. An amazing low catch from Rahul at second slip. If India wanted one player to be there, it was probably him the way his catching has come along. Wow what a Test match

Hazlewood c Rahul b Ashwin 13(43) [4s-1]

Narper 2018-12-10 00:11:39 

In reply to Norm

big grin big grin big grin big grin

Great test match this

Narper 2018-12-10 00:13:40 

IND 250, 307

AUS 235, 291-all out (119.5 Ovs) CRR: 2.43
India won by 31 runs

Lyon 38(47

Norm 2018-12-10 00:14:49 

In reply to Narper

Great test match this

Cricket at its best - an outstanding India team against typical Australia toughness!

The India fans were well behaved too, with many mixed in with Aussie fans. Goodwill all around.

shivnotout 2018-12-10 00:15:20 

In reply to Narper

pick yuh man of de match

Norm 2018-12-10 00:16:11 

In reply to shivnotout

Pujara. He made the difference when it mattered.

For the Aussies: Lyon. What a competitor!

Narper 2018-12-10 00:16:16 

In reply to shivnotout


WestDem 2018-12-10 00:22:47 

What’s unique about the scores in this match? Lemme see if allyuh out of the CWI thinking? cool lol

Khaga 2018-12-10 00:26:53 

In reply to WestDem

Win margin = sum of differences in each innings..

31 = 15 + 16

runout 2018-12-10 00:29:12 

Historic win!!!!!

Pant’s 11 catches.

Pujara’s hundred

Bumrah’s bowling.

Lyon’s fight.

Great cricket.

This win also means that Team India will remain Number 1.

Flat track bullies???? Can’t win outside of the subcontinent??? Fake number one????

Yeah, allyuh talk nah!!!!

WestDem 2018-12-10 00:37:00 

In reply to Khaga

Or is it the +1 factor I looked at? India was always 1 step ahead of the curve. Maybe we need the professor to settle this? lol lol

anandgb 2018-12-10 00:46:46 

In reply to runout

Good job guys.

shivnotout 2018-12-10 00:56:09 

In reply to WestDem

India was always 1 step ahead of the curve

india lick 9 sixes

aus lick 1 six

lol lol

djdrastic 2018-12-10 04:05:20 

Great win for Team India.Bettered Aus in almost every facet of the game.

runout 2018-12-10 07:27:06 

In reply to djdrastic

Gotta give it to Warney....he said it was going to be a cracker of a game. Spot on. Team India, whether they are in England, South Africa or Australia, generates loads of interest and fills the seats. Quite marketable and remarkable.

Ridge 2018-12-10 12:28:09 

An ordinary Aussie team showed good fight against
a power house like India.

Bigzinc 2018-12-10 12:38:27 

In reply to Ridge

smith and warnerin oz squad and likely a different result. Great win by India though

Narper 2018-12-10 13:41:59 

In reply to Bigzinc

In reply to Ridge

smith and warnerin oz squad and likely a different result. Great win by India though

Yeah they would have fixed the ball good

Ridge 2018-12-10 19:56:02 

In reply to Narper
I think they have learnt their lesson.